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Sinead Moriarty: ‘Paris is my favourite city in the world’

Current favourite book The Mercy Seat by Elizabeth Winthrop reminds me of To Kill a Mockingbird, which is high praise, but that’s how much I loved it(...)

Felix English: ‘I was convinced I had at least third’. Photograph: Inpho/Ciaran Fallon

Felix English was frustrated in a brave bid for success at the European Games’ scratch race on Thursday, with the Irish track rider pipped at the line(...)

Poverty is the ultimate cause of childhood obesity, said Prof Viner

Children become obese as a result of “tiny, imperceptible mistakes” their parents make in feeding them over years, a major international conference on(...)

The Sport Ireland Institute’s High Performance Unit. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Sport is about dreaming. Bertie Ahern understood that. Looking back now his dream of the “Bertie Bowl” was almost given life, but instead became a sym(...)

Ireland’s Lydia Gurley and Germany’s Franziska Brausse in action during the  world track championships in Purszkow, Poland. Photograph: Kacper Pembel/Reuters

Irish riders had a strong showing on day one of the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Pruszków, Poland. The women’s team pursuit squad of Orl(...)

Therapy and Hollywood: The annual Psychoanalytic Film Festival is now in its 10th year.

1) As part of “Healthy Ireland at Your Library” – a programme of books, ebooks, online magazines, online courses and events – dietitian Sarah Keogh wi(...)

Juniper.

1) Just before Christmas, a Wicklow couple were given the devastating news that their six-month-old daughter Juniper has a rare and life-threatening g(...)

January is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and the Irish Cancer Society has said recent research   has shown lung cancer incidence could double by 2045. Photograph: iStock

1) Aware – which provides support, education and information services around depression and bipolar disorder – has announced that its popular Life Ski(...)

Look out for pre-lit Christmas trees to remove the annual light detangling from your to-do list

Turkey bought? Done. List made and checked twice? Check. Champagne on ice? Of course. Yet even the best-laid plans can be derailed by last-minute issu(...)

A recent report in Nature  suggests adopting a flexitarian diet and cutting down to just one portion of red meat a week.

I’m 24 hours into my experiment in veganism when I make my first mistake. I reach into my bag and mindlessly grab a Triple X mint. Only after I’ve eat(...)

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